Israel seeks to feed growing global appetite for food-tech | AFP

Israeli scientist Ilan Samish, who formed a company called Amai — Japanese for sweet — which aims at solving one of the world’s biggest health problems with hyper-sweet natural protein, presents his products at a FoodTechIL conference in Tel Aviv along with other food-tech start-ups.

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Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel’s passion for plastic | AFP

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette ends, empty sunscreen tubes and soiled babies’ nappies.

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As Bauhaus marks 100 years, Tel Aviv’s White City stands tall | AFP

Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and the minimalist buildings that gave it the nickname the White City are being newly celebrated as the design movement marks its 100th birthday.

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Tel Aviv: Middle East’s biggest Gay Pride festival | AFP

Tens of thousands of revellers line the streets of Tel Aviv for the largest Gay Pride event in the Middle East as men and women in colourful costumes, including several dressed as samba dancers, parade through the seaside city on motorised floats or sashay alongside.

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Israeli citizens react to Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition | AFP

In Tel Aviv’s streets, Israeli citizens react to Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition, which was followed by Israel’s parliament voting to hold new elections. The vote followed raucous moments in parliament that saw opposition members chant “shame!”

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Israeli citizens react to Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition | AFP

In Tel Aviv’s streets, Israeli citizens react to Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition, which was followed by Israel’s parliament voting to hold new elections. The vote followed raucous moments in parliament that saw opposition members chant “shame!”

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Uri Geller shows off giant spoon

Uri Geller, the illusionist known for his spoon-bending stunts, unveils an 11 ton spoon in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, next to the site where he plans to open his museum next year. (May 23)

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Eurovision winner: ‘Accept people and love each other’

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES from press conference of winner Duncan Laurence

Final contestants for Eurovision decided

The final contestants for the Eurovision Song Contest picked as the excitement grows for the big show in Tel Aviv. (May 17)

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Tourists flock to Tel Aviv for Eurovision Song Context

Tourists flock to Tel Aviv to attend the Eurovision final, with Israel hoping the annual fest of kitsch and outrageous fashion will help improve its image, despite pro-Palestinian activists’ calls for a boycott.

Israelis Head To The Polls With A Choice: Right Or Righter (HBO)

Eyal Hajbi has been on high alert since a rocket launched from Gaza landed near Tel Aviv two weeks ago. As the official responsible for the security of the 25,000 people living in Sderot, a village less than a mile off the fence with Gaza, rockets are virtually all Hajbi has thought about.

Well, rockets and Israel’s upcoming elections this Tuesday. And like a lot of Israelis here, Hajbi has already made up his mind: he’s voting for Likud, the party of four-term prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He supports Netanyahu’s tough stance toward Palestinians and security, and his increasingly right-wing views about the future of Israel.

“I love how he represents us in the world,” Hajbi told VICE News. “I have only one view: One state. The whole land of Israel. We shouldn’t give up on any part of it.”

But Israelis like Hajbi that live close to Gaza are far from the only ones turning out for Netanyahu. Despite mounting bribery and corruption charges, and a recent alliance with outwardly racist politicians, Netanyahu enjoys overwhelming support across the country ahead of Tuesday’s elections.

His party’s only real challenger is from a newly-formed centrist alliance called Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz, who’s framing himself as Bibi but without the baggage. “I think we will be able to unify the country by far more than what Netanyahu is doing right now,” Gantz told VICE News.

But don’t mistake Gantz for a left-wing alternative to Netanyahu’s increasingly right-wing rule. At an event for English-speaking voters in Tel Aviv last week, Gantz suggested Blue an White would try to copy the four-term prime minister’s strategy, and partner with hardline right-wing religious parties to form a governing majority.

As for the traditional left, it’s been conspicuously absent from the conversation. There’s a reason for that: Only 12 percent of Israelis now identify as left-wing, according to a recent survey.

“He was a good soldier, a good officer, sometimes I think if I had convinced him to stay in the military, maybe he would have done a lot less damage to Israel.”

For the country’s last bonafide left-wing prime minister, Ehud Barak, this is a frustrating development. Barak’s concerned about what the absence of a strong left has done to Israel’s national politics, including the effect it’s had on Netanyahu, a politician he once served beside in the army.

“He was a good soldier, a good officer, sometimes I think if I had convinced him to stay in the military, maybe he would have done a lot less damage to Israel,” Barak told VICE News.

Barak was the last prime minister candidate to oust Netanyahu out of office in 1999. But since then, Bibi has held onto power, in part by moving Israeli politics further and further to the right. Most recently he formed an alliance with an ultra-nationalist extremist right wing party called Jewish Power, that was inspired by Meir Kahane who advocated for the forced removal of Palestinians.

“Bibi, under the pressure, and because of his own interest, finds himself in a situation where those zealots, crazy racist zealots are dictating to him how to run the government and they are blocking the democratic life of Israel, and that should be rejected by the people.”

Now more than ever, as Israel continues to move more and more to the right, Barak says a strong opposition is necessary to start a difficult conversation, even if they can’t defeat Netanyahu’s coalition.

“Sometimes the people are wrong. Someone has to help them to open their eyes. It is usually the opposition.”

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RAW: IDF deploys tanks to Gaza border amid escalation with Hamas

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) deployed additional hardware to the border with Gaza as tensions between Israeli forces & fighters in Gaza escalated.

A rocket allegedly fired by Hamas hit a house in Mishmeret, a town 30km north of Tel Aviv on Monday morning. In response to the attack, Israel launched an operation striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9qvu

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